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Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Aug.
2020
July
2021
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

201,417 201,888 201,968 201,417 201,687 201,743 201,814 201,888 201,968

Civilian labor force

124,491 125,285 124,329 124,512 123,964 123,897 123,800 124,413 124,332

Participation rate

61.8 62.1 61.6 61.8 61.5 61.4 61.3 61.6 61.6

Employed

115,205 118,974 118,601 115,342 117,358 117,553 117,320 118,428 118,697

Employment-population ratio

57.2 58.9 58.7 57.3 58.2 58.3 58.1 58.7 58.8

Unemployed

9,286 6,311 5,728 9,170 6,606 6,344 6,480 5,985 5,635

Unemployment rate

7.5 5.0 4.6 7.4 5.3 5.1 5.2 4.8 4.5

Not in labor force

76,927 76,602 77,639 76,906 77,723 77,845 78,013 77,475 77,635

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,909 65,140 64,844 64,946 64,593 64,492 64,478 64,858 64,856

Participation rate

70.3 70.3 70.0 70.3 69.8 69.7 69.6 70.0 70.0

Employed

60,577 62,093 62,142 60,459 61,155 61,182 61,122 61,701 61,980

Employment-population ratio

65.6 67.0 67.1 65.5 66.1 66.1 66.0 66.6 66.9

Unemployed

4,331 3,048 2,702 4,487 3,439 3,311 3,357 3,157 2,875

Unemployment rate

6.7 4.7 4.2 6.9 5.3 5.1 5.2 4.9 4.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,837 54,594 54,494 55,140 54,603 54,698 54,800 54,993 54,816

Participation rate

56.6 56.2 56.0 56.9 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.6 56.4

Employed

50,557 51,831 51,930 51,111 51,965 52,079 52,084 52,538 52,496

Employment-population ratio

52.2 53.3 53.4 52.7 53.5 53.6 53.6 54.0 54.0

Unemployed

4,279 2,763 2,564 4,029 2,638 2,618 2,716 2,455 2,319

Unemployment rate

7.8 5.1 4.7 7.3 4.8 4.8 5.0 4.5 4.2

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,746 5,551 4,991 4,425 4,768 4,707 4,522 4,562 4,661

Participation rate

39.1 46.0 41.4 36.5 39.5 39.0 37.5 37.8 38.7

Employed

4,070 5,050 4,530 3,771 4,238 4,292 4,114 4,189 4,220

Employment-population ratio

33.5 41.9 37.6 31.1 35.1 35.6 34.1 34.7 35.0

Unemployed

676 501 462 654 530 415 408 373 441

Unemployment rate

14.2 9.0 9.2 14.8 11.1 8.8 9.0 8.2 9.5

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

33,386 33,619 33,645 33,386 33,551 33,572 33,595 33,619 33,645

Civilian labor force

20,199 20,692 20,823 20,112 20,544 20,439 20,679 20,430 20,717

Participation rate

60.5 61.6 61.9 60.2 61.2 60.9 61.6 60.8 61.6

Employed

17,551 18,883 18,934 17,530 18,546 18,584 18,769 18,757 18,892

Employment-population ratio

52.6 56.2 56.3 52.5 55.3 55.4 55.9 55.8 56.2

Unemployed

2,648 1,809 1,889 2,582 1,998 1,854 1,910 1,673 1,825

Unemployment rate

13.1 8.7 9.1 12.8 9.7 9.1 9.2 8.2 8.8

Not in labor force

13,187 12,926 12,822 13,274 13,007 13,133 12,916 13,189 12,928

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,331 9,503 9,544 9,281 9,465 9,460 9,607 9,402 9,491

Participation rate

66.3 66.9 67.1 65.9 66.8 66.7 67.7 66.2 66.7

Employed

8,125 8,699 8,700 8,059 8,498 8,533 8,648 8,609 8,628

Employment-population ratio

57.7 61.2 61.2 57.3 59.9 60.1 60.9 60.6 60.7

Unemployed

1,206 804 844 1,222 967 927 958 793 864

Unemployment rate

12.9 8.5 8.8 13.2 10.2 9.8 10.0 8.4 9.1

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,141 10,284 10,495 10,140 10,315 10,293 10,358 10,293 10,480

Participation rate

60.0 60.4 61.6 60.0 60.7 60.6 60.9 60.5 61.5

Employed

8,870 9,426 9,589 8,945 9,429 9,448 9,473 9,511 9,652

Employment-population ratio

52.5 55.4 56.3 52.9 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.9 56.7

Unemployed

1,271 858 906 1,195 887 844 886 782 828

Unemployment rate

12.5 8.3 8.6 11.8 8.6 8.2 8.5 7.6 7.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

727 905 784 691 764 686 714 735 746

Participation rate

30.1 37.9 32.9 28.6 32.0 28.7 29.9 30.8 31.2

Employed

556 758 646 525 620 603 648 637 612

Employment-population ratio

23.0 31.8 27.1 21.8 25.9 25.2 27.1 26.7 25.6

Unemployed

171 147 138 166 144 83 67 98 134

Unemployment rate

23.5 16.3 17.6 24.0 18.9 12.1 9.3 13.3 17.9

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,597 16,514 16,555 16,597 16,532 16,529 16,428 16,514 16,555

Civilian labor force

10,627 10,703 10,672 10,582 10,375 10,471 10,387 10,654 10,610

Participation rate

64.0 64.8 64.5 63.8 62.8 63.4 63.2 64.5 64.1

Employed

9,491 10,118 10,181 9,461 9,786 9,890 9,789 10,094 10,122

Employment-population ratio

57.2 61.3 61.5 57.0 59.2 59.8 59.6 61.1 61.1

Unemployed

1,136 585 492 1,121 589 581 598 559 488

Unemployment rate

10.7 5.5 4.6 10.6 5.7 5.5 5.8 5.3 4.6

Not in labor force

5,969 5,811 5,883 6,015 6,157 6,057 6,042 5,861 5,945

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: September 03, 2021